Likewise appoints former KMPG regional head as independent non-executive director

Likewise Group plc, the AIM-listed distributor of floorcoverings and mattings, has appointed the former Midlands head of accountancy giant KPMG as an independent non-executive director.

Mike Steventon joins Likewise’s audit committee as chair, and also the remuneration committee, with immediate effect. He retired from KPMG in 2020 and has since taken a small number of non-executive and consultancy roles.

Tony Brewer, chief executive officer of Likewise, said: “We are very pleased that Mike is joining the board of Likewise.

“He has a wealth of experience in finance and industry, and his knowledge will be a huge benefit in working with the board to steer us through our growth aspirations, and for Likewise to achieve its goal to be a leader in the flooring industry.”

Mr Steventon, aged 58, has over 34 years’ experience in the professional services industry at KPMG, rising to partner in 1998, with a focus on auditing international listed groups.

Based at new headquarters at Radial Park, Birmingham Business Park, Solihull, Likewise Group plc has grown rapidly since its launch in late 2018, with a series of acquisitions.

These have included William Armes Ltd and the trade and assets of Bruce Starke & Co Ltd, plus Lewis Abbott Ltd, Heatseam Ltd and H&V Carpets BVBA in 2019, and A&A Ltd in Manchester in 2020.

The business listed on the UK’s Alternative Investment Market in August 2021.

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Editors’ Notes 

Likewise Group plc is a distributor of floorcoverings and mattings established with the intention of consolidating the domestic and commercial floorcoverings markets to become one of the UK’s largest distributors in this sector. The UK floor and wall covering market is worth circa £3.2 billion and is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 2.1% from 2019 to 2024 to reach £3.5 billion, split between the residential, commercial, public and industrial markets. Likewise Group’s strategy is to focus on the residential and commercial sectors.

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